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Red [Original recording reissued]

Eliza Carthy Audio CD
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Describing herself simply as a "modern English musician" Eliza Carthy, is only now beginning to reach the height of her musical powers. During a 20-year journey/career she has become one of the most dazzling and recognised folk musicians of a generation. She has revitalised and made folk music relevant to new audiences and has captured the most hardened of dissenters with canny, ... Read more in Amazon's Eliza Carthy Store

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  • Audio CD (1 Mar 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording reissued
  • Label: Topic
  • ASIN: B00004SSOV
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 16,065 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song Title Time Price
Listen  1. Accordion Song (Accidental Saturday Night Kitchen Mix) 4:540.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Ten Thousand Miles 2:590.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Billy Boy / Widdow's Wedding 5:090.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Time In The Son 3:280.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Stumbling On 3:390.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Stingo / The Stacking Reel 6:130.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. Greenwood Laddie / Mrs. Capron's Reel / Tune 6:020.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Walk Away 3:360.69  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Adieu, Adieu (The Flash Lad) (The Flash Lad / Eliza Carthy) 4:340.69  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Russia / Call Waiting 5:560.69  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Red Rice 4:200.69  Buy MP3 

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Difficult to categorise... 1 Aug 2001
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
It takes a while to get into this one. This is partly because of the weird and wonderful lyrics which Carthy sprinkles throughout her songs (I mean, what's 'Accordion Song' all about?)and partly because you don't really know what type of album you're listening to - undeniably folky, it also has elements of Jazz ('Stumbling On')and even a nod in the direction of Electronica ('Call Waiting'). However it rewards a second, third or even fourth listen and definitely grows on you. Well worth persevering with...
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5.0 out of 5 stars pushing the boundaries 23 Jan 2006
By simon
Format:Audio CD
i bought red with the album rice and have for some reason always preferred rice,probably as its more of a traditional album.
the red album gave eliza carthy the chance to experiment a bit more and this album has grown on me through the years,there are some outstanding songs on this album,namely 10000 miles,walk away and adieu adieu which when played live have always been crowd pleasers.
eliza carthy has the knack of making a song her own,when she sings contempary cover songs and with walk away written by ben harper,its a far more richer interpretation of the song,than bens original.
hopefully eliza will continue pushing the boundaries of folk music further,because after a few plays,you realise red is a cracking album.
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5.0 out of 5 stars folk fan 10 Jan 2012
By lelsey
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
got what I expected brilliant and not just the music arrived with no problems good quality as has all the cd's I have recieved to date.
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Amazon.com: 4.0 out of 5 stars  1 review
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Alternative traditional 28 Aug 2002
By Glen Engel Cox - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I liked Eliza Carthy's latest album, Angels & Cigarettes, so much that I had to special order this one. Carthy fills that void that Kate Bush's ten-year absence from the CD release rolls has left, at least for me. Her voice doesn't have quite the range, and she may not be as quirky, but her instrumental talents are fierce (she plays the violin and piano) and her songwriting is strong. Plus, coming from the traditional folk roots of her parents, her take on some of the handed-down songs seems a little more organic than Bush's try at things like "My Lagan Love."
Red, as I understand it, is the more modern of the two disks, yet it still contains at least four songs that come from traditional sources ("Billy Boy/The Widdow's Wedding" [is that a British spelling for Widow?], "Stingo/The Stacking Reel," "Greenwood Laddie," and "Mrs. Capron's Reel"). The "single" from this album, the rolling piano and drums of "Walk Away," was a finalist for the Mercury Prize, and it is a strong song, slightly reminescent of the Corrs, yet not quite as produced nor as simple. The other possible single is "10,000 Miles," which uses a repetitive violin signature before giving in to a combo acoustic guitar/drum progression to keep its momentum.
This is the kind of album that sneaks up on you in repeated listenings, where the songs insinuate themselves in your head and you start humming them before you realize it. That's not to mean that all of the songs are hummable--some of them use an off-beat synchopation that's more appropriate for active listening (like "Greenwood Laddie") than pleasant background. It's a strong album, worth checking out if you've liked Carthy's other work.
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